We had a mixed group on this paddle with people from all over the world. It was a typical Winter’s day with blue skies and little wind. We paddled across Pittwater and took the shorter bush walk from Resolute Bay up to the top of 3rd Head. We checked out the Aboriginal Cave on the way up, with hand prints are believed to be up to 2000 years old. Everyone had a great time and got along well together.
A good mate of mine had his brother-in-law Joe, out visiting from England for a couple of weeks. They got up early and we were getting ready in the dark. We set off at first light, so we could be at the top of 3rd Head for the sunrise. We also explored the Aboriginal Cave near the top of the Resolute Track. We then went down and did a bit of Yoga on the beach. I’m hoping to introduce a sunrise kayak with a yoga session led by a qualified yoga instructor to our list of tours soon.
Just the drive up the Peninsular of Sydney’s Northern Beaches is a spectaclar tour in itself. Stopping at some of the beautiful beaches along the way including Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Avalon, Bilgola, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Curl Curl, Freshwater and Manly.
Throw in a kayak across Pittwater, bush walk in Ku-Ring-Gai National park, a swim at a beautiful beach and then sunset in Mosman watching the sunset over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its close to a perfect day for a local, let alone a friend visiting from overseas.
This group of friends Sarah, Phil and Dave brought their cousin Andrea from Portugal out for a paddle on the Northern Beaches to show her some truly beautiful Australian Nature. They started the day kayaking on Pittwater and bush walking in Ku Ring Gai National Park and then were headed into the city to have dinner on a Tall ship on Sydney Harbour. An excellent way to spend a day and to show around a guest from overseas.
This legend Damien, was back from Thailand with his family and brought his 6 year old daughter along for a paddle with Pittwater Kayak Tours. They both loved the paddle across Pittwater and young Harper who is only 6 took the bush walk all in her stride. She especially loved the muesli cookie at the top of West Head.
When we arrived back at Palm Beach, Damien and Harper met the rest of their family and they enjoyed a picnic in Pittwater Park near Palm Beach Ferry Wharf with fish and chips from the local restaurant. A great day was had by all.
These English expats came for a paddle with Pittwater Kayak Tours. Due to a howling Nth Easter we were unable to cross Pittwater so instead paddled up to Barrenjoey Headland where I anchored my kayaks with my assistant Jack and then we walked up to Barrenjoey lighthouse. Unfortunately we didn’t see any whales on this afternoon, but they are regularly seen from this spot. Barrenjoey lighthouse is 1 of only 2 lighhouses on the entire east coast of Australia that isn’t painted white. We had beautiful views out over both Pittwater and Palm Beach which is where they film the hit TV series Home and Away. This paddle is a must for any English backpackers who love Home and Away and all that “Summer Bay” offers.